Columbian College Department of Religion. A group of four students talking


in the lives of individuals, communities and the world.


Graduate Virtual Open House: October 17-27 

CCAS Graduate Virtual Open House



Registration is open for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) Graduate Virtual Open House! The online event includes program-specific information sessions and opportunities to engage with current graduate students, faculty and our admissions team.

The Religion Department is hosting an information session for prospective graduate students on Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m. EDT.

Register to Attend

Who We Are


Undergraduate philosophy students in Professor Eyal Aviv's Buddhist Ethics, Tomp 204


The George Washington University Department of Religion teaches religious history and traditions as a foundation for understanding our complex, modern world. Students are immersed in vigorous discussions on the religions of Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and both Sunni and Shi’ite Islam, and develop critical thinking and communication skills that can be applied to successful professional experiences.

The Department of Religion offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including one of the only graduate programs in the field focused on Shi’ite Islam. Whether studying ancient Hebrew script or understanding modern religious conflicts, students are prepared to meet today's challenges.



What We Offer


Anyu Silverman

Anyu Silverman

BA '19

"Every major should take at least a few religious studies courses throughout college. The Religion Department gives students the ability to think insightfully about what is going on in the world and how religion influences political and social movements across time. This is a skill that has served me well across disciplines, internships, extracurriculars and jobs."